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Physiological responses of premature infants to a painful stimulus.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8047427     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The purpose of this study was to describe the physiological responses of premature infants to an acute tissue-damaging stimulus and to determine how severity of illness and behavioral state influenced these responses. The physiological responses (heart rate, oxygen saturation, and intracranial pressure) of a convenience sample of 124 premature infants between 32 and 34 weeks gestational age were described during four phases of a routine heel stick procedure. Analysis of the results showed a significant multivariate main effect of phase on the group of physiological responses. Behavioral state was found to influence the physiological responses, but severity of illness did not.
B J Stevens; C C Johnston
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Nursing research     Volume:  43     ISSN:  0029-6562     ISO Abbreviation:  Nurs Res     Publication Date:    1994 Jul-Aug
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1994-08-30     Completed Date:  1994-08-30     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0376404     Medline TA:  Nurs Res     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  226-31     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM; N    
University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
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MeSH Terms
Behavior / physiology
Gestational Age
Heart Rate
Infant, Newborn
Infant, Premature / physiology*
Intracranial Pressure
Multivariate Analysis
Oxygen / blood
Pain / blood,  epidemiology,  physiopathology*
Pain Measurement / methods,  statistics & numerical data
Severity of Illness Index
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